Posts tagged Geek
For quite a while now, There have been words about pushing me into the “proverbial well“.
And I have begun to give some thought to it, lately.
Although not quite in the same sense.
My thoughts are more along the lines of “what if.. “;
You know, What if they find me a… What if I end up getting a… *GASP* …non-technical wife.
Sometimes, I get a little too paranoid.
Some other times, a little more excited than I normally should.
This unwarranted burst of extreme paranoia/mania subsides quickly though.
Perhaps this happens because I am a little (read: lot) self-centered.
Or maybe the whole issue is a bugbear of sorts that happens when my sub-conscience decides to take a little nap which, I figure happens quite a lot these days.
Maybe I am getting into a spiritual trance without my knowledge. 😀
On this not-so-uneventful day at work, I was suddenly thrust upon a formidable looking C++ code and I was asked to see if I can make it thread-safe.
Aah yes. How hard it can be?!
I am a CS graduate after all.
You’d think just remove those global variables and the static ones too so there aren’t any side-effects.
YOU would think.
Disclaimer: For those of you who still believe I am a nerd, I strongly suggest you might as well stop reading right here. If you perchance happen to read and ask me rhetorical questions about it, I’ll vehemently deny everything I say in this blog. Needless to say, I am not good at arguments, especially when it comes to the losing part. 😛
It all started at National High School.
A place where I first saw myself as this sanskrit verse depicts –
यदा किञ्चिज्ञोहं द्विप इव मदान्द: समभवं
तदा सर्वज्ञोस्मीत्यभवदलिप्तं मम मन: |
यदा किञ्चित् किञ्चित् बुदजन सकाशादवगतं
तदा मूर्खोस्मीति ज्वरैव मदोमे व्यपगत: ||
(I’ll leave it to the reader to google if it was beyond comprehension)